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Clouds - a peek at the work in progress
« on: August 27, 2013, 09:05:29 am »

A peek at the clouds being developed for OT. Note these are WIP shots, the rendering is incomplete and there are still many bugs and other issues with it.


  • clouds are volumetric, generated from a noise with a variable threshold that allows to alter % of cloud cover
  • the screens above are showing just the volumes, without a finer cloud mask applied that will provide additional detail especially up close
  • it's designed so that there can be a rougher global cloud map used in the future, defining the local cloud density
  • currently uses just a single layer of clouds, but can use multiple
  • the cloud rendering back-end is suitable also for things like contrails and rocket trails


TODO:
Apart from a variety of bugs and glitches that have to be addressed before the release, there are also other things that have to be implemented:
  • animation, working with globally changing weather
  • effect of cloud cover on the atmospheric lighting - attenuating the amount of diffuse and inscattered light under clouds
  • specific cloud types, multiple layers
  • shadows

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Re: Clouds - a peek at the work in progress
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2013, 09:23:36 am »

best clouds ever, cryengine be afraid, be very afraid....
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Re: Clouds - a peek at the work in progress
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013, 09:30:30 am »

Looking great!!!
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Re: Clouds - a peek at the work in progress
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 09:41:40 am »

you guys are amazing. everytime it gets a little silent around ot, i fear you have run into some serious dead end. and everytime you come around with some major breakthrough afterwards. outstanding i must say. especially the cloud topic was very interesting for me. i have gotten into it a little myself lately by lecturing david eberts book on procedural texturing and modeling and found the chapters on gaseous volumina and clouds particularly interesting. i have ever since been thrilled to see what solution you woud be coming around with. can you give a little technical details on which exact methods you chose, and why?
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Re: Clouds - a peek at the work in progress
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2013, 09:43:53 am »

well their silence means they're hard at work ;)
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Re: Clouds - a peek at the work in progress
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 09:52:47 am »

please make a SDK game engine, i don't mind to wait 5 years for it!
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Re: Clouds - a peek at the work in progress
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 09:54:43 am »

we're getting there ..
the question is .. Is there something that they can resist?

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Re: Clouds - a peek at the work in progress
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2013, 10:08:02 am »

Amazing work Cameni and Angrypig! Can't wait to see these in-game. Wouldnt mind if they aren't finished  ;).
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Re: Clouds - a peek at the work in progress
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2013, 10:29:44 am »

WOW.... just wow! I've never posted on here since I purchased the beta but holy crap I had to post for this! Ammmmmazinnng
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Re: Clouds - a peek at the work in progress
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2013, 10:50:02 am »

The shadow absence and biome-weather system aside ...



 ... AWESOMENESS ITSELF ... getting hungry for more !


P.S. : Could you make an photo from the space ?
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Re: Clouds - a peek at the work in progress
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2013, 11:30:54 am »

Yep. It is time for a New PC that can actually play this again. Cloudtacular, Cloudmazing, Cloud of the walk.
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Re: Clouds - a peek at the work in progress
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2013, 12:33:00 pm »

Wow....that looks awesome! Looking forward to the release of the clouds. Great work! :)

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Re: Clouds - a peek at the work in progress
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2013, 12:42:07 pm »

Magnifique !
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Re: Clouds - a peek at the work in progress
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2013, 01:01:29 pm »

Very nice they look GREAT!!!  :)

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Re: Clouds - a peek at the work in progress
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2013, 02:10:46 pm »

These clouds with the sun shining trough... It will be epic!
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